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Jim Staats Posts

  • Weekly Word on the Street: Big IT Skill is Big Data Wrangler

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:36 PM by Jim Staats
    This week’s takeaway is the more flexible you are in your IT abilities "toolbox," the more attractive you’ll be in an ever-changing IT landscape. More data to manage, more companies going the automated route, more quote-unquote old-school firms relying on technology than ever before. Or you could just pay a visit to North Carolina. Gartner: Big IT Skill is Big Data Wrangler Hot commodities in the IT job market could be the folks with the know-how to handle the massive influx of corporate data ...
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  • Weekly Word on the Street: Big Data and the Big Apple

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:35 PM by Jim Staats
    Takeaway of the week is a couple more shots-in-the-arm for job-seekers either in the process of beefing up their cybersecurity skills and experience or about to embark on such a journey. That sector of the marker is becoming more and more attractive. And for those not interested in preventing cyber attacks, one can't go wrong aiming to tame the beast known as "big data." And, if you're looking for a worthy tech locale to put down tech roots, ever heard of a place called New York City? Cybersec ...
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  • Weekly Word on the Street: Big Data Jobs Abundant

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:34 PM by Jim Staats
    Takeaway of the week is that prospective IT job candidates shouldn't be shy when it comes to promoting a wide variety of skill sets that may very well apply to booming IT industries. Look at the blossoming Big Data sector, because more and more folks with out-of-the-box backgrounds are being considered. Might Take a Village to Fill Big-Data Jobs Gap The type of resume sought for the booming IT field of Big Data isn't as limited as one might think, if recent accounts are any indication. Scienti ...
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  • Weekly Word on the Street: How to Prepare for a Job in Big Data

    Jul 22, 2015, 17:34 PM by Jim Staats
    Takeaway of the week is, and I can't help it, that Halloween may have come and gone for another year, but it remains scary out there on the IT job market. Make it easier on yourself by using the tools at your disposal and the resources most likely to help you get noticed. Things are still good for IT folks who know how to take advantage. Report: Tech Job Boost First Half of Year The first half of this year saw good, but not great, high-tech job growth, according to recent data from analysts. The ...
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  • Certification Provides Proof of Knowledge for Indian Student

    Jun 25, 2013, 15:00 PM by Jim Staats
    Student Balaji Kundalam may still be preparing to enter the technical workforce, but his understanding of how things work has already given him a leg up on his peers. The Indian engineering student knew his years troubleshooting hometown computer issues wouldn't mean much without backing that people recognize and respect. "Just saying I'm experienced in hardware and software, employers hardly recognize that as I don't have any proof to substantiate my statement," said Kundalam, 22. "But with ...
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  • Certification Makes a Difference at Newman

    May 24, 2013, 16:06 PM by Jim Staats
    When your firm's mantra is the successful flow of information, having a technical staff well versed in the latest standards and practices can be a difference-maker. For UK-based Newman Business Solutions, this is achieved through an employee development program built around recognized industry certifications, including offerings from CompTIA and Microsoft. Something for All Experience Levels Service Director Jeremy McCarthy, who shepherded his first team of MFP technicians through CompTIA PDI+ c ...
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  • Dell Leverages CompTIA A+ for Metrics, Morale and More

    Feb 4, 2013, 16:00 PM by Jim Staats
    With CompTIA A+, the foundation is there to know how to troubleshoot and know about all the components. What you study and everything you are taught are things that we use every day. Steven Geha, technical support manager, Dell Need your technicians to become more technical? Want your employees invested in internal career paths? Looking to please your customers and supervisors as well? Dell Support Services in Australia and New Zealand has a single solution for those time-worn workplac ...
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  • Japanese Firm Builds Training Through CompTIA

    Jan 14, 2013, 17:00 PM by Jim Staats
    Hitomi Ito For one venerable professional services firm in Japan, the value of a well-trained employee is established the moment he or she walks through the front door. Tokyo-based Quest Co., Ltd. can attribute a long history of successful client relationships to an adaptable, knowledgeable and skilled workforce. For the past few years, CompTIA has helped Quest achieve that goal for employees both new and experienced. The company added CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and ...
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  • Weekly Word on the Street: New Year's Resolutions for the Job Seeker

    Dec 28, 2012, 22:27 PM by Jim Staats
    Takeaway of the week is a tumultuous, industry-altering year for IT comes to a close with positive predictions and high expectations for the coming year. IT job seekers don't have time to catch a breath because from all appearances, the industry remains on the rise in expansion and prominence with no signs of slowing down. To-Do List to Shake Up IT Career Whether you're an active job seeker in the ever-changing IT industry or an entrenched veteran in need of new challenges, your New Year's resol ...
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  • Weekly Word on the Street: Add Soft Skills to Your Resume

    Dec 21, 2012, 16:00 PM by Jim Staats
    Takeaway of the week is that it's good, nay, great to be a developer with an understanding of the agile process, for such a person is quite the commodity. Speaking of commodities, the IT industry as a whole has a sunny spending forecast for the coming year and another resource highlights basic business know-how as a commodity that's key when it comes to job-seeking. Headhunters: Jobs-a-Plenty for Agile Developers If you're in the market for a development job and you have a solid comfort level wi ...
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